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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Just Anybody


He can't have been alive, not with his head the way it was.
There was a third man, 
he came later,
i didn't see his face,
he might have been just anybody.
Third Man
Carol Reed
1949

Friday, 20 April 2018

Rhythms of the City


             ........... the individual moved through society as an alienated stranger, where the rhythms of the city were replacing the cycles of nature, where Christianity seemed a remnant of a past in ruins, what system of values was to guide a man ?

excerpt from article
Andrew Klavan
Mysterious Something in the Light
Wall Street Journal
2013

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unknown
Hollywood and Vine
1959

https://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-8216a-mysterious-something-in-the-light8217-by-tom-williams-1386965148

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Always Darker


Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Freidrich Nietzsche

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Erwin Olaf

Every Sinner ............. 34

Eastern Promises

Razzia sur la Chnouf

Chinatown

Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Le samourai

Night Train

Call Northside 777

Dirty Pretty Things

The Killing

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Requiem for a Heavyweight

LA Confidential

Born to kill

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Dare to ..........


Dare to wear the foolish clown's face.
Frank Sinatra

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Phil Stern

Close Without Touching


           There's no door shown that would allow the viewer conceivable entrance to this lonely nighttime world. And even in their shared space, the characters are close without touching.

Kristy Puchko
on Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
2015
Mentalfloss.com

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/63967/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-nighthawks

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Fondazione Museo, Rome
Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty images

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Yves Montand

Le Cercle Rouge

Wages of Fear

The Confession

State of Siege

Sleeping Car murders

Police Python 357

Z

Life Mattered


                                 Chandler wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.

The New Yorker
on The Long Goodbye

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George Platt Lynes
1947
                          http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/chandler.html

Monday, 16 April 2018

Love for Sale


Let the poets pipe of love
In their childish ways
I know every type of love
Better far than they
Love for Sale
(Porter)
Billie Holliday

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Brassai

On Noir Set #3

Le Samourai

Get Carter

 The Killers

Pulp Fiction

Lost Weekend

Rope

Goodfellas